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ABBE 5 Refractometer

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We are ranked among well-reckoned Exporters & Suppliers of ABBE 5 Refractometer. We source the equipment from renowned manufacturers and ensure they meet international quality standards. The ABBE 5 Refractometer we make available are affordable and compact with high-resolution scales. In addition, our equipment contain oC or oF Display and Optional light source. Interested buyers can come to us with queries about price, shipment charges, and bulk requirements etc. anytime.

Application : The Abbe 5 is an affordable refractometer ideally suited for use where a wide refractive index measurement range is required such as in small contract laboratories or applications where sample throughput is relatively low. The instrument is also ideal for practical demonstrations and experiments in chemistry and physics laboratories of schools, colleges and universities.


  • The instrument features both refractive index and Brix scales, with the prism temperature being monitored electronically and displayed on the integral digital display.
  • Water bath connections provide prism temperature control facilitating accurate readings to 4 decimal places RI (1 decimal Brix).
  • Dispersion measurements of solids materials such as glass, contact lenses and fibre optics may be made in accordance with standard practice.
  • In most instances, normal daylight may be used as the instrument is fitted with mirrored reflectors to direct the light through the instrument optics.
  • However, for applications where ambient or daylight is not sufficient, use of an optional lamp may be required.
  • The light output is adjustable for position and an integral dimmer provides intensity control.

Additional Details : The Abbe 5 refractometer is supplied with a glass calibration plate, contact liquid, and instruction manual and is packed in a hard flight case for easy transportation and storage. Limited warranty is 24-months.


Weights and Dimensions :

  • Gross weight : 3.5 kg
  • Net weight : 2.55kg
  • Dimensions (packed) : 27 x 37 x 18cm (0.018m3)
  • Footprint (bench space) : 22 x 12 cm


Range 1.30 - 1.70 RI 0 - 95 °Brix
Resolution (Scale Division) 0.0005 0.25 °Brix
Operating Temperature 5 – 70 °C
Temperature Resolution 0.1°C
Temperature Accuracy ±0.5 °C (0 to 40 °C) ±1 °C (rest of range)
Storage/Ambient Temperature 5 - 40 °C
Power Source (thermometer) 1 x LR44 alkaline 1.5v button cell. Approx. life 12-months continuous usage
Optional Light Source Incandescent - 12V, 5W with brightness control
Light Source Goose Neck Length 300mm
Light Source Power Source 12Vdc, 500mA output (mains adapter required)


Order Code Description
44-501 Abbe 5 refractometer supplied with glass calibration plate, contact
liquid and instruction manual packed in a hard flight case for easy
44-590 Spare prism box assembly
44-520 Abbe 5 light source, supplied with mains adapter (220v, 50 Hz -
UK/EU plug only)
44-525 Abbe 5 light source, supplied with mains adapter (110v, 60 Hz -
USA plug only)
44-522 Spare light bulb for Abbe 5 light source. (Pack of Five)
72-200 Traceable calibration plate (silica: 1.45839 ± 0.0001 RI at 20 °C)
10-43 Contact liquid (monobromonapthalene) for test plates and solid
samples with an RI up to 1.65 RI. Quantity 6ml
10-61 Contact liquid (methyl iodide) for test plates and solid samples with
an RI up to 1.74 RI. Quantity 6ml